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  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Internet of Things

Sulina Gabale Managing Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Internet of Things

Washington, D.C.

Sulina Gabale is a member of the Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice at Orrick, which is nationally ranked by the Legal 500 USA.

Sulina’s practice focuses on online privacy, cybersecurity and data privacy, digital advertising and promotions, Internet law, and consumer protection. She has experience assisting clients of all sizes in matters before the Federal Trade Commission, National Advertising Division, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and State Attorneys’ General, as well as in private litigation.

As a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Sulina works with clients in diverse industries on compliance programs addressing multi-national rules, regulations, and best practices governing the collection, use, transfer and disclosure of personal information. She has also advised clients on a spectrum of federal and state laws, including Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), state data breach notification laws, and others. With a background in journalism and entertainment, Sulina also brings her experience with digital media, online privacy, and First Amendment issues to her practice.

Before joining Orrick, Sulina was a member of the Privacy & Data Security Group, Entertainment & Media Group, and IP, Information & Innovation Group at Reed Smith, LLP in New York and Washington, D.C.



  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Africa
  • Oil & Gas

Gabin Gabas Associate Energy, Infrastructure


Gabin Gabas is an Energy & Infrastructure lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.

Gabin has a significant experience in project development and auditing in the mining, oil & gas and energy sectors, across Europe and Sub-Sahara African States members of the OHADA.

His practice focuses on advising governments, state-owned entities and sponsors on sector-specific corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects.



  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity

Michael Gale Associate Corporate, M&A and Private Equity


Michael is an associate in the London office and is a member of our Corporate department.

Michael advises on a variety of domestic and cross border corporate matters, including share and asset acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and investments across a number of sectors, with a particular focus on renewable energy M&A transactions and venture capital investment in technology companies, frequently acting for both investors and companies.

April Gallagher Global Head-Strategic Marketing

New York

April Gallagher, Global Head Strategic Marketing, Orrick, has more than 25 years of industry experience. In her role at Orrick, she directs marketing and business development initiatives for the 1,100-lawyer firm across its 25 global offices. She oversees the 50-member marketing department with a focus on increasing efficiency and establishing processes that will lead to tangible business results.

April leverages her international experience gained from consulting for Bain & Company in Boston, Paris, Moscow and San Francisco. She went on to build a career in new business development across education firms.  She launched BerlitzKids – a global language business for Berlitz, developed the K12 education sector for Rosetta Stone and the global programming and enrollment programs for Avenues: the World School. April has led marketing, sales, product development and finance teams in high growth ventures by focusing (relentlessly!) on the client experience. 

April has advised and mentored start-up companies and innovators including the Fullbridge Program and CorpU. She received her MBA from Stanford and her B.A./B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. April studied French at Université Paris-Sorbonne.  From her time living in the former Soviet Union she is proficient in Russian.



  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation

Richard Gallena Managing Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Insurance Recovery

Washington, D.C.

Rich Gallena is a managing associate in Orrick's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.  His practice focuses on defending companies and individuals in government investigations involving complex white collar matters.

Rich represents companies and individuals in anti-corruption enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO).  Rich also advises clients in sanctions proceedings brought by Multi-Lateral Development Banks such as the World Bank and African Development Bank.

Rich’s practice entails conducting internal investigations with a focus on potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  Rich has experience with unique anti-corruption concerns that vary by region and industry.  He has conducted investigations in South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and worked with a variety of multinational companies across several different industries, including:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Medical Device
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Pharmaceuticals  

Rich also works with clients to improve compliance programs with an emphasis on the FCPA and other anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws.  He frequently assists clients with anti-corruption diligence related to potential acquisitions and joint venture partners.

Prior to focusing on white collar defense, Rich represented companies in complex civil litigation.  His work included contribution actions under the federal CERCLA statute, insurance coverage disputes involving environmental and mass tort liabilities, and bankruptcy proceedings.  Through Orrick’s partnership with the National Veterans Legal Services Program, Rich works with wounded veterans seeking disability benefits for service-related injuries.  



  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Fintech

Amanda Galton Partner Corporate, Technology Companies Group

San Francisco

Amanda Galton is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Technology Companies group. Her practice focuses on advising emerging growth companies and their investors.

Amanda’s practice primarily focuses on working with private companies on corporate legal matters, from advising at material stages of the corporate life cycle (formation, financing, and exits), to providing guidance and trusted governance advice on board, advisor, employment, separation, and other commercial matters.

Amanda has worked with companies and entrepreneurs in a number of industries including:

  • Financial technology and Impact Finance (ZestFinance, Angaza Design, Upstart Network, SunFunder, Tala);
  • Clean Tech, and Energy & Infrastructure (Fisker, Nelumbo, Accelergy Corporation, BrightSource Energy, Folsom Labs, Big Metal Additive, CMA CGM);
  • Food and beverage ( Perfect Day Foods, Masienda, Hampton Creek,, New Frontier Foods, Arable Labs, Global Food Scholar, i-Cultiver, Heat & Control, Landec);
  • Health and Personal Services (23andMe, StyleBee, eHealth Insurance); and
  • Community (Massdrop, Kettle Group, CareerLark, Neighborly).

Amanda also represents investors in making investments into high-growth companies, including representing publicly-listed global strategic investors such as Shell Technology Ventures, TOTAL S.A. and Intel Capital, as well as individual investors, nationally based venture funds and impact venture funds such as Imprint Venture Lab and ImpactAssets.

Amanda is an active member of Orrick’s Impact Finance Leadership, and in addition to her pro bono hours spent on the World Bank’s Doing Business project (focused on Afghanistan), and international development-focused work with companies such as the Institute for Transformative Technologies, Amanda has also had the fortune of being active in the TechWomen community as a cultural mentor and professional resource, working with emerging women leaders from the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. TechWomen is an initiative run by the U.S. State Department, to connect, inspire and empower women technology leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Amanda is also a Board member on CodeChix the non-profit corporation focused on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women engineers.



  • Banking & Finance
  • Indian Tribal Finance

Ramon Galvan Of Counsel Banking & Finance, Indian Tribal Finance

Los Angeles

Ramon Galvan is a member of the firm's Banking & Finance group. He represents a variety of lending institutions in complex commercial finance transactions, both secured and unsecured, as well as workouts and restructuring transactions.

Ramon has a wide range of experience in financings involving Native American tribes and tribal entities, including financings for new casino construction projects and casino expansions, and serving as lead counsel for some of the largest tribal financings on the West Coast.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Cyber
  • Patents

Elena Garcia Managing Associate Intellectual Property, Cyber

Orange County

Elena Garcia is an associate in Orrick's Orange County office. Elena focuses her practice on intellectual property, with an emphasis in high technology litigation matters involving patent law, trade secret law, cybersecurity and Internet law.  She has experience in investigations involving cybercrime.  She has worked on matters involving computer software, hardware, Internet and networking technologies. 

Elena began her career at Orrick as a summer associate in 2013.

In law school, Elena was a member of Northwestern's Center on Wrongful Convictions for two years. As a clinical student, she worked on several Illinois post-conviction cases.

Prior to law school, Elena worked in the consulting industry, specializing in technical architecture for E-Commerce systems.



  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Hannah Garden-Monheit Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

Hannah is a member of Orrick's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice.

Prior to joining Orrick, Hannah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to the Honorable Randolph D. Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Before law school, Hannah worked as a research analyst for the Iowa Senate.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence

Elizabeth Gardner Partner Intellectual Property, Patents

New York

Elizabeth Gardner, a partner in the New York Office, handles a variety of patent-related matters. Her practice is focused on patent litigation, post grant proceedings, and licensing.

For more than 20 years, Elizabeth has represented clients in a broad range of technology areas, including in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, medical products, and medical diagnostics industries. She has represented clients in numerous bench trials, jury trials, and pre-trial proceedings in both the Federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. She has also handled and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has represented clients in patent office proceedings including inter partes reviews (IPR), reexaminations, and interferences.

Ms. Gardner also regularly advises clients with respect to various commercial transactions involving intellectual property, including acquisitions, licenses, development agreements, and venture capital investments. This work includes the negotiation and drafting of all types of technology related agreements, as well as the underlying IP due diligence necessary to advise her clients on risk, strategy, and deal structure.

Ms. Gardner was recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as a New York “IP Star” and one of the “Top 250 Women in IP.”



  • Public Finance
  • Tax
  • Corporate

Kathryn V. Garner Of Counsel Public Finance, Tax


Kathryn Garner focuses her practice on federal tax law related to public finance and tax-exempt bond financings. She advises cities, counties, school districts, higher education authorities, state agencies, port authorities, transit authorities and water utility districts.

Kathryn regularly consults with governmental issuers on arbitrage and rebate compliance and responds to inquiries from governmental issuers, borrowers and investment bankers regarding tax issues. She has represented numerous issuers and borrowers in connection with IRS audits of tax-exempt bonds. Kathryn also advises non-profit organizations regarding the process for achieving tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code and Texas sales and franchise taxes as well as providing ongoing compliance with federal tax laws and regulations.

Kathryn is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Houston Bar Foundation and is the current president of the Texas Chapter of Women in Public Finance.



  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations

Caitlin Garrigan-Nass Managing Associate White Collar Criminal Defense, FCPA & Anti–Corruption

Washington, D.C.

Caitlin Garrigan-Nass is a Managing Associate in the Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.

Caitlin's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and anti-corruption compliance. She has particular experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including conducting internal investigations and representing companies and individuals in FCPA investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. She has also worked with companies to develop and enhance their corporate compliance programs.  

Prior to law school, Caitlin was a Fulbright Scholar in France.